10 days of roadworks at vital Reading junction

Cemetery Junction will be resurfaced over 10 days Phil Creighton

Reading could be plunged into traffic chaos as a major junction out of the town is resurfaced in works planned to take place over 10 days.

Cemetery Junction, which leads to the A329M and the M4, is the main way out of Reading’s east side and sees thousands of vehicles pass it every day.

It has been subject to a series of improvements to the street layout in recent weeks, with wider footpaths installed and pavements turned into shared pedestrian and cycle routes.

Now the junction’s roads are to be completely resurfaced in works that will start on Tuesday, August 26 and continue until Friday, September 5 – they will be completed just as the schools go back.

Although the work is scheduled to run overnight, it will start at 8pm and see temporary diversions in place, creating problems for motorists as they attempt to navigate one of the busiest roads in the town.

In a letter from Reading Borough Council sent to residents and businesses around the Cemetery Junction area, the work has been detailed.

It says:

The next stage of the works is to complete the road resurfacing programme through Cemetery Junction. Due to the sensitive location, and to ensure this part of the project creates the least amount of disruption, the works are programmed to take place at night between 20.00 and 05.00. The works are due to commence after the Bank Holiday Weekend on Tuesday, 26th August running until Friday 5th September (apart from Sunday 31st August).

During certain parts of the resurfacing works, it may be necessary for you to follow a temporary diversion. All diversions will be clearly signed and traffic management operatives will be on site to assist where necessary.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused during this important part of the project.

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:13